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Sweet pea 'King's High Scent'

Lathyrus odoratus

King's High Scent is part of the Sweet pea genus and is a Sweet pea variety. Its scientific name is Lathyrus odoratus 'King's High Scent'. King's High Scent is a hybrid heirloom variety.

“One of the most fragrant varieties. Cream colored blooms are edged in violet.”

This variety is an Flower that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. King's High Scent normally grows with a vine-like habit to a mature height of 1.50 metres (that's 4.88 feet imperial). Expect blooming to occur in early summer.

King's High Scent Sweet pea is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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How to grow Sweet pea 'King's High Scent'

  • Partial Sun


Once seedlings have emerged, trellis for support. Pick flowers to encourage production. Mulch to keep roots cool to prolong plant life.

Fertilize with 1/2 cup coomplete organic fertilizer per 10 ft row.

Growing King's High Scent from seed

Ensure a distance of 2.34 inches (6.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 55°C / 131°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing King's High Scent about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting King's High Scent

Best direct sown, does not transplant well. Soak peas for three hours pre planting to speed germination. In areas with mild winters, may be sown in October for early spring blooms.

Harvesting King's High Scent

Sweet pea 'King's High Scent' information

How long does King's High Scent take to grow?

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Misspellings of Sweet pea 'King's High Scent'

King’s hight scent, hight scent

Other Names for Sweet pea 'King's High Scent'

Sweet pea High Scent, High Scent, High Scent sweet pea


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